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Swiss prosecutor in FIFA corruption probe quits after being cleared

A Swiss federal prosecutor suspended last month in connection with corruption investigations in the world of football has been cleared of wrongdoing and quit his job, authorities said on Friday.

Swiss parliament approves ‘gender quotas’ for big businesses

The Swiss parliament has voted for gender quotas in the boardrooms of large publicly-traded companies.

Russian rouble climbs as Brent rises to $70

The Russian rouble rallied to multi-month peaks on Wednesday after the price of Brent crude rose to 70 dollars per barrel.

Swiss journalists detained, interrogated in United Arab Emirates

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have detained two journalists working for Swiss broadcaster RTS while they were covering the opening of the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, and held them for two days.

Ruble bounces off against dollar

The Russian ruble bounced off four-week highs against the dollar on Friday, pressured by globally increased risk aversion that outweighed support from higher oil prices.

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The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.

Downpour causes traffic gridlock in Lagos

The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Federal government declares May 29, June 12 public holidays

The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.

Sanitation: Taraba government bans use of polythene bags

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We’ll ensure investors in plantations in Edo preserve forest belt

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

North Central youths demand SGF position

The youth caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North-central zone wants President Muhammadu Buhari to cede the position of Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF) to the zone as a reward for their loyalty to the APC.